wareagle Posted April 25, 2006 Report Share Posted April 25, 2006 Hi guys...I'm sorry I haven't been around much..I've been so sick and scared..I'm at the end of my proverbial rope.I've been having chronic diarrhea for 2 months now..some of you may remember I had some sort of GI attack 4 weeks ago and went to the ER...with no answers. I saw my POTS doc. that next week and he ordered stool tests and a ultrasound of my gallbladder along with some blood work. Well..I finally got the ultrasound and stool tests done and had to fight to get the results to my doc. then once the results were in last Thurs. I didn't hear anything from my doctor.Friday night I had another attack...the pain started in my back right below my shoulder blades then wrapped around to the front until I felt like my rib cage had me in a vice grip...got very weak, sweaty, horrible pain just like last time..only THIS time I started vomitting. It was terrible...my Mom was about to take me to the ER again when it all abruptly stopped..again. (it tends to last about an hour)So...all weekend I've been terrified very sick and weak..emotional...Monday morning I called my doc. and left a message that I really needed to speak to him and get the results of my tests....at 3:00 I still hadn't heard anything so I called back only to find out that my doc. had left for the day!! The woman I spoke to went and got my test results and said that everything came back "normal"...I asked her to please contact my doc. and ask him to call so that I could speak with him and find out what was ruled out by the tests and what to do next.Well...she called back and said that my doc. said there was nothing more he could do as this wasn't his area... I felt like an abandoned child... he didn't even refer me to another doctor..I mean my POTS doc. has always been so great and supportive..I can't believe he couldn't even talk to me for 5 minutes!! So I've made an appointment for tomorrow with a GP in my area to see if maybe she'll be able to point me in the right direction. I'm just so upset...I feel like I did when I first got sick with POTS...for over a year I was just tossed from doctor to doctor none of them really caring what happened to me. I feel like once again I've been left alone out on a limb...I'm just so tired of having to fight for everything.I know a lot of you have GI issues like celiac sprue and IBS...I've been trying to research digestive disorders to get an idea of what testing is involved. Is there anyway to diagnose these problems WITHOUT haveing invasive testing done? My back has been so sore and tight since my first "attack"...I just don't know what could be causing all of this...the diarrhea I can live with..but I can't live with these painful attacks.Any advise or info. you guys can give me is much appreciated...I just want to be really prepared for my apt. tomorrow and I want to ask the right questions.Sending love to you all! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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